Collective Brands Recalls KEDS Girls’ Shoes Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 17, 2011.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: KEDS® “Know It All” Girls’ Shoe

Units: About 45,000

Importer/Distributor: Collective Brands, Inc., of Topeka, Kan.

Hazard: Ornamental stars on the heel of the shoe may loosen, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 27 reports of cuts and scratches resulting from metal stars that loosened from the heel of the shoe.

Description: This recall involves KEDS® girls’ rubber soled shoes. The shoes are black and pink with white trim and a pink loop on the heel. “KEDS” appears on the tongue and heel of the shoe. The style number KY40098A is printed on the underside of the tongue. The shoes were sold in girls’ sizes 12 to 5.

Sold at: Various department stores and online retailers from June through October 2011 for about $23.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these shoes away from children immediately and contact Collective Brands to receive a gift card for $30 redeemable at Stride Rite stores or

Customer contact: For additional information, contact Collective Brands at (800) 365-4933 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, Email [email protected], or visit the firm’s website

Picture of recalled girls' shoes

Picture of recalled girls' shoes showing the metal stars

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on